<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:47:14 -0800 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:47:14 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sen. Ben Hueso to Serve 3 Years' Probation]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:16:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ben+hueso.JPG
California State Sen. Ben Hueso will serve three years of probation and undergo a six-week alcohol program after he was arrested in August and charged with DUI.]]>
<![CDATA[Padilla Ends Chula Vista City Council Race Recount]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:21:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
Democrat Steve Padilla suspended a recount request for a seat to opponent John McCann that he lost by two points last month.]]>
<![CDATA[Lightner Elected as Council President in Revote]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:20:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
A second San Diego City Council president vote Tuesday ended with the same results as the last: Councilwoman Sherri Lightner elected as leader.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Council President Vote Voided; Term Limit Questions Raised]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:05:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sherri_lightner_pic_1200x675_371540035679.jpg
San Diego's new City Council president chaired her first meeting Monday afternoon, but her election is still not final -- legally speaking.]]>
<![CDATA[Manual Recount In Chula Vista Race Suspended]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:01:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
The manual recount of ballots in the razor-close Chula Vista City Council race between former Mayor Steve Padilla and former Sweetwater school district president John McCann has been suspended with no net change...]]>
<![CDATA[New Council President Explains Succession, Policy Plans]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:05:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sherri+lightner.JPG
San Diego's new city council president is now going public with the reason she pursued the job held by the ousted Todd Gloria -- and her plans moving forward.

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<![CDATA[How Todd Gloria Was Ousted as Council President]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:45:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/todd+gloria+and+sherri+lightner.JPG
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s controversial election of a new San Diego City Council president, more details have emerged about the process of how that change of command came about.]]>
<![CDATA[Todd Gloria Voted Out as City Council President]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:04:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/todd+gloria.JPG
The San Diego City Council saw a shake-up in leadership Wednesday when Councilwoman Sherri Lightner was voted to be the next council president, ending the tenure of Councilman Todd Gloria.]]>
<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Recount Begins]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:27:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
Officials have started to recount the votes in the City Council Seat One race between John McCann and Steve Padilla that ended with McCann in a two-vote lead.]]>
<![CDATA[City Council Presidential Vote Delayed]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:22:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
The San Diego City Council has delayed its vote for council president to Wednesday. NBC 7’s Wendy Fry reports on behind-the-scenes efforts to replace current president Todd Gloria with councilwoman Sherri...]]>
<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Race Going to Recount]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:13:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
A recount will begin within the next week for the Chula Vista City Council race won by just two votes.]]>
<![CDATA[Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:37:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/generic+bribe+bribery+generic+money+changing+hands.jpg
The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a $7,500 cash bribe in exchange for obtaining the alderman's letters of support for a license to...

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<![CDATA[It's Official: Chula Vista Candidate Wins by 2 Votes]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:38:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/john+mccann+and+steve+padilla.jpg
It's official: Former Sweetwater Board President John McCann has won a seat on the Chula Vista City Council by two votes.]]>
<![CDATA[Government Spending Deadline Looms]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:31:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/boehner+and+obama.jpg
As members of Congress returned to Washington on Monday, they were nagged by a troubling question: What are the odds of another government shutdown by next week?

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<![CDATA[Council Shake-Up Attempt In the Works]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:59:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PS1_todd_gloria.jpg
Will the popular Todd Gloria remain Council President?]]>
<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Race Separated by 2 Votes]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:29:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/john+mccann+and+steve+padilla.jpg
Former Sweetwater Board President John McCann retook the lead in the razor-close Chula Vista race for city council against former mayor Steve Padilla.]]>
<![CDATA[Questions Raised About Climate Plan Manager's Role]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:28:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
City officials are now in the process of recruiting a "Sustainability Program Manager" to coordinate the climate plan released in draft form back in late September.]]>
<![CDATA[Split Response to Obama's Immigration Reform]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:36:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DG11pyPKG1986Immigration_1200x675_362629699828.jpg
President Barack Obama's new immigration policy has sparked a divisive and fierce debate but as NBC 7's Diana Guevara reports, it's not the first time a president has used executive power in the name of...]]>
<![CDATA[Benefits, Challenges in Post-Prop 47 San Diego]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:17:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Prop-47-Folo-112114.jpg
Former Police Chief William Lansdowne and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith discuss the effects of voters passing Proposition 47.
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<![CDATA[Obama's Immigration Plan to Be Revealed]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/immigration-obama-generic-1.jpg
President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans that could keep some 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. legally. NBC 7's Elena Gomez is along the Embarcadero with how this issue is divided among...]]>
<![CDATA[It's a Tie in Chula Vista City Council Race]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:25:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
Exactly two weeks after Election Day, final numbers are in for the Chula Vista City Council race.]]>
<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Candidates Exactly Tied]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the race for the Chula Vista City Council District 1 Seat was a dead tie. Both Republican John McCann and Democrat Steve Padilla have 18,450 votes, with 100 provisional ballots left to...]]>
<![CDATA[Final Results in for Tight South Bay Races]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:50:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/5PT_PKG_MAIL_BALLOTS_PU_KNSD4HBG_1200x675_313432643791.jpg
More than two weeks after Election Day, final numbers are in for the razor-thin races for Imperial Beach mayor and Chula Vista City Council District 1.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Approves $3.5B Recycled Water Project]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:13:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/water-purification-drought.jpg
With drought relief in California a long way off, San Diegans are now getting a giant step closer to a more reliable, long-term water supply.
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<![CDATA[San Diegans Celebrate New Embarcadero Design]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:47:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/embarcadero-opening-1115.jpg
The weather was perfect Saturday for a public celebration of the new look for San Diego’s Embarcadero.

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<![CDATA[DeMaio: "False Smears" Ruined D52 Campaign]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:46:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gene5p1114_1200x675_358643779580.jpg
After his loss for the 52nd Congressional District seat, candidate Carl DeMaio is reflecting on the campaign, saying he was falsely smeared. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison has more on Nov. 14, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Committee Vote Could Help Curb "Mini-Dorms"]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:43:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mini-dorm-generic-image.jpg
A San Diego City Council committee approved a proposal to help residents control the number of so-called "mini dorms” near San Diego State University.

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<![CDATA[Carl DeMaio Appears on "Politically Speaking"]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:11:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PolSpeak1114.jpg
Carl DeMaio will appear on Politically Speaking 9 a.m. after NBC's Meet the Press this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. See clips from Politically Speaking here]]>
<![CDATA[Prop 47 Supporters Celebrate Passage]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:45:39 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Prop-47-victory-party.jpg
At a victory party for Prop 47, NBC 7's Danya Bacchus finds out there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 felonies convicted each year by the SD County courts and many of those are reducible convictions.]]>
<![CDATA[DA Receives 1,000+ Early Release Petitions]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:49:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sb10062143p-001.jpg
Only a week after a law aimed at reducing the state’s prison population took effect, the San Diego County District Attorney’s office has gotten more than a thousand petitions for reduced sentences and...

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<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Race Tightens]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:53:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Chula-Vista-City-Council-05.jpg
If you thought the fight for Chula Vista City Council Seat No. 1, couldn’t get closer, it has.

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<![CDATA[Political Landscape Red v Blue]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:31:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PolSpeakSeg1_1110.jpg
T.J. O'Hara, author, national political commentator and 2012 independent Presidential candidate and, Erik Bruvold, political scientist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Peters Still Leading DeMaio in D52 Race]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:41:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/scott+peters+carl+demaio.JPG
The latest numbers show incumbent Democrat Scott Peters narrowly beating challenger Republican Carl DeMaio in the highly contentious race for the 52nd Congressional District.]]>
<![CDATA[SDPD Investigated Emails Sent to DeMaio Accuser: Warrants]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:46:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Pol-Speak_2.jpg
Search warrant affidavits unsealed Friday show San Diego Police investigated several anonymous, harassing emails sent to former Carl DeMaio campaign staffer Todd Bosnich, who later accused the candidate...

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<![CDATA[Bosnich Gave Peters Campaign Docs: Warrants]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16:28:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
The man who accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment is the same person who provided confidential campaign documents to DeMaio’s opponent Scott Peters, according to newly unsealed court documents.
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<![CDATA[Peters Vs. DeMaio: New Election Results Released]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:25:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PW_PKG_52ND_VOTING_DAT_KNSD55UG_1200x675_353354819531.jpg
Highly anticipated new numbers show U.S. Rep. Scott Peters has a 4,491 lead over challenger Carl DeMaio Friday afternoon, after Thursday saw a shakeup in the race for the 52nd Congressional District.]]>
<![CDATA[New Results Released in D52 Race]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:47:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Pol-Speak_2.jpg
An updated tally puts U.S. Rep. Scott Peters ahead of challenger Carl DeMaio by 861 votes in the tight race for the 52nd Congressional District.

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<![CDATA[Weary D52 Candidates Both Optimistic About Final Results ]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:15:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates: U.S. Rep Scott Peters and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio.]]>
<![CDATA[Governor Jerry Brown Talks Next Four Years]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:34:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown2.jpg
The day after he was elected to an unprecedented fourth term in a landslide victory, Governor Jerry Brown sat down with reporters to discuss the next four years.

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<![CDATA[When Will We Know Final Election Results?]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:06:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/5PT_PKG_MAIL_BALLOTS_PU_KNSD4HBG_1200x675_313432643791.jpg
San Diego is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the hotly contest 52nd Congressional District race. But as NBC 7’s Danya Bacchus explains, that won’t happen until 5 p.m. Thursday when 180,000 mail-in and...]]>